Saturday, April 29, 2017

Heineken - "Worlds Apart"

Mondo Gallery: Disney Prints

Mashable - "These Disney-inspired prints are positively enchanting"

How to identify an original Ikea Frakta bag

Adweek - "Ikea Had a Great Reaction to Balenciaga Making a $2,145 Version of Its 99-Cent Blue Bag"

China's $100 Million D.C. Garden

Washington Post - "China wants a bold presence in Washington — so it’s building a $100 million garden"

"This summer, a construction team is expected to begin transforming a 12-acre field at the U.S. National Arboretum into one of the most ambitious Chinese gardens ever built in the West.

By the time Chinese artisans finish their work some 30 months later, visitors will encounter a garden containing all the elements of a classical Chinese landscape: enticing moongate entrances, swooping and soaring roof lines, grand pavilions with carved wooden screens and groves of golden bamboo. The grounds will boast two dozen handcrafted pavilions, temples and other ornate structures around a large central lake.

Its backers undoubtedly hope that the National China Garden will become a Washington landmark and achieve for Sino-U.S. relations what the gift of the Tidal Basin’s cherry trees has done for Japanese-American links for more than a century. The Chinese government is so anxious to have the garden that it has agreed to foot the entire bill, which approaches $100 million."

Chinese Diplomacy

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN

Damn (album)

The Greatest MVP Race?

The Ringer - "The Greatest, Best, and Most Historic NBA MVP Column Ever"
By Bill Simmons

The Last Jedi

December 15, 2017
Written & Directed by Rian Johnson
Starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Minnesota Timberwolves

ESPN - "Inside the logo: Wolves' new look represents franchise ready to win"
by Zach Lowe


August 4, 2017
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Written by Mark Boal
Starring John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Basketball in Football Stadiums

Wall Street Journal - "Hey, Final Four: Let’s Get Small!"
Wall Street Journal - "My $170 NCAA Championship Nosebleed"
By Jason Gay

Wile E. Coyote Mural

via Reddit.

The Desirable Middle Seat

Wired - "An Aircraft Design That’ll Make You Love the Middle Seat. No Joke"

"But if Molon Labe Designs gets its way, that panic could give way to placidity. The upstart Colorado aviation design firm wants to kill the middle seat’s middle child reputation. Its “stagger seat” concept sits slightly below and behind its neighbors, so it can be three inches wider than its window- and aisle-adjacent companions. It has its own armrests.

“Flying sucks, and design makes it suck less,” says Hank Scott, the CEO of Molon Labe, who’s currently in Germany to show off the prototype at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. (BMW Groups’ Designworks and Panasonic Avionics also had a hand in the design.) By extending curved armrest back, the designers ensure the middle seater has access to at least half of its length. (“If you’re in the aisle or window seat, you couldn’t possibly steal the entire armrest—your elbows would be behind your back at a weird angle,” Scott says.) That also gives the middle seat’s in-flight entertainment system room to grow to a whopping 18 inches, compared to the puny 15-inch screens on other seat backs. For all this design prowess, however, this thing gets you nothing in extra legroom."